“Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.”
– National Wellness Institute
Well-being is described as an overall state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy. Sounds simple, right? But the truth is, most of us are not clear on what it takes to experience our best and truest version of overall wellness.
Thankfully, the BLOQ parq (tBp) embraces the concept of well-being in its entirety and has consciously incorporated architectural and environmental design elements that will help you to feel happier, healthier, and fulfilled. As with anything in life, the first step toward positive change is acknowledgment. So let’s raise our awareness and take a closer look at the 5 major types of well-being.
1. Emotional Well-Being
This is all about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It’s important to pause and take note of when you are feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or in a negative state of mind. Self reflection, along with techniques for stress management and relaxation, can significantly impact your emotions.
2. Physical Well-Being
The ability to keep your body healthy is just one part of the wellness equation. Following a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and scheduling routine doctor visits are key components. It’s been said, “the preservation of health is easier than the cure of the disease.” Without a doubt, your physical well-being is worth making a priority.
3. Social Well-Being
Connecting with others and maintaining strong relationships is a cornerstone of social well-being. You want to consciously surround yourself with positive people who are authentic in their support for you and your values. When it comes to social well-being, influence has an impact, and you want it to be positive.
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4. Occupational Well-Being
Pursuing your interests, building upon your skills, and working toward a meaningful purpose leads to a sense of career fulfillment. That said, never forget that work/life balance is a real thing, and your occupational well-being is only one element of your overall state of well-being. Happiness must always be a partner in your professional pursuits.
5. Societal Well-Being
When we develop societal well-being, we build skills that make us feel interconnected to the world as a whole. By reaching outside your comfort zone, you can find ways to support the environment, strengthen your local communities, and foster a culture of compassion and kindness. Becoming a part of something greater and experiencing a sense of fulfillment tend to be a package deal.
With a clear picture of the elements that comprise a complete state of well-being, you can confidently find your path to a better life. There’s a good chance that path will lead you to tBp. A place where wellness is incorporated into our community’s design. We’re talking about open-air areas, innovative micro-residential spaces, as well as retail, restaurants and entertainment all just mere steps away. Philanthropic endeavors, entrepreneurial ambitions, optimism, and inspiration will fill every square foot at tBp. Our mantra, “Do good. Feel Good. And all is good.”—it’s not just words; it’s a lifestyle.